Oglala Lakota College
Weekly Bulletin October 16 – 20,2017
President’s Office (Thomas Shortbull) ___ October BOT Meetings: Program Policy—Tuesday, October 24 @ Noon at PRCC and Finance @ 5:00 at Piya Wiconi. Personnel, October 25 @ 5:00 at Piya Wiconi. BOT, October 26 @ 5:00pm at Piya Wiconi.
Student News: Vaughn Vargas (former HSCC/OLC student) was named this year’s Crazy Horse Educator of the Year at an event at the Crazy Horse Memorial on Native American Day. Vaugn is the Coordinator of the first-ever Cultural Advisory Committee with the Rapid City Police Department. Gabrielle Pederson (HSCC/OLC student) sang the national anthem in Lakota at the Crazy Horse Memorial honoring. Gabrielle has a CD out titled Songs by Gabrielle Knife, “Ohiya Ku Winyan.” Thank you Judith Graham for the info. <><> Facebook announcement from Misty Brave yesterday – One of our stem students Tada Vargas is on her way to England to present her research – putting OLC on the map internationally!!! FAR OUT girl . . . so excited to hear your journey . . . you’ve come a long way since I met you. Thank you Misty. <><> Congratulations to all!! <><> Please – share with the rest of us if you have info on any of the students. Could include a new baby and still taking a full load, powwow princess (must have the qualifications and presentation skills), community involvement, exciting accomplishments in the classroom – just to name a few.
to Go on a strong showing with the HLC review team. We are waiting to
hear back from them, but the team expressed how dedicated our faculty and staff
are to the students and mission of OLC.
As you are aware, we are embarking on a new Strategic Planning Process.
As part of this process we will be working with the Achieving the Dream program
to gather and analyze data about the College. The first step of this
process is the completion of the Institutional Capacity Assessment Tool
(ICAT). We need everyone who works at OLC to complete this on-line
survey. It will take you a few minutes and will allow us to build a
profile of the college that will add to our dialogue about planning for the
future. The survey is anonymous and data
will be aggregated by Armando and Leonor, our ATD Coaches. We
need everyone to complete the survey by October 27th. If you
have questions about how to access the survey let me know. You will need to copy in the Authentication
Code. Once again, we need everyone to
complete the survey by October 27th. Thanks for participating in this first stepping stone toward our new strategic plan.
This time last year, tensions were at an all-time high at the anti-Dakota Access Pipeline camps near the Standing Rock reservation in North Dakota. Private security officials had turned guard dogs on protesters, police used water hoses on crowds as temperatures dropped, and protesters and police clashed almost daily. The effort to stop the pipeline construction ultimately failed. But many activists say the movement galvanized a new generation of organizers for environmental justice. A year after a crucial time at Standing Rock, we'll talk with people about their experiences and the lessons they learned in retrospect. What messages from Standing Rock stay with you?
The late Tillie Black Bear (Lakota) is known as the Grandmother of the Battered Women’s Movement. She was a founder with the White Buffalo Calf Women’s society and the National Indigenous Women’s Resource Center among other things. She is among the people and efforts we will reflect on as we acknowledge Domestic Violence Awareness month. We’ll remember some of the pioneers of the movement and talk with experts about how the approaches to addressing domestic violence in our Native communities have changed through the years.
Sean Sherman (Oglala Lakota) is among the leading chefs breathing new life into Indigenous cuisine. Now he's celebrating the launch of his new cookbook, "The Sioux Chef's Indigenous Kitchen," filled with creative recipes using traditional ingredients and methods. He's known for dishes like bison wild rice bowls and roasted duck with sage. He shows how cooking can be an act of reclaiming history and culture. We'll talk to him about his mission to educate people as well as feed them.
KOLC TV (Tony Brave) ___ Here is the schedule for the week – Michael Lays Bad
7:01 AM - OST Tribal Council Regular Session 9/26 Part 1
9:12 AM - 2017 Black Hills Powwow Youth Day Symposium
10:26 AM - HS Football Game: Little Wound Mustangs vs. Belle Fourche Broncs
12:42 PM - Lakota Culture Class - Warren Gus Yellow Hair - 9/20
1:44 PM - Wendell Grangaard Presentation - "The history of the weapons used at the Battle of Little Big Horn"
3:10 PM - OST Tribal Council Regular Session 9/26 Part 2
4:29 PM - 2017 Black Hills Powwow Youth Day Symposium
5:43 PM - HS Football Game: Little Wound Mustangs vs. Belle Fourche Broncs
7:59 PM - Lakota Culture Class - Warren Gus Yellow Hair - 9/20
9:01 PM - Wendell Grangaard Presentation - "The history of the weapons used at the Battle of Little Big Horn"
2017 Calendar November:
Veteran’s Day Holiday (Offc closed) November 10
Registration begins for Spring Semester November 13
Thanksgiving Day Holiday (Offc closed) November 23 & 24